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Odisha Chief Minister launched the Smart Health Cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Deogarh

Bhubaneswar: 9/10/21:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched the Smart Health Cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Deogarh district.

Around 2.70 lakh people in the district will be benefitted from this universal health coverage scheme.

The program has already been launched in Malkangiri, Sundergarh, Bolangir Gajapati and Puri districts.

On the occasion, the Odisha CM said Deogarh district is blessed with beautiful natural landscape which is a boon for Odisha.

“Biju Babu (Biju Patnaik) had created Deogarh as a separate district to ensure that all  Government schemes reach people effectively. Keeping in eyes the mission of Biju Babu we have expedited development works in Deogarh,” he added.

In addition to distributing health cards, the Odisha CM inaugurated and laid foundation of development projects worth Rs 700 crore.

Out of this, projects worth Rs 136 crore were inaugurated while foundation stone was laid for projects worth Rs 570 crore.

The Odisha CM further stated that 87 high schools in Odisha will be modernised under the 5-T Initiative of State Government. Under the Mega Piped Water project all the three blocks of Deogarh will get water conveniently, he added.

The CM laid foundation for a drinking water project for urban areas and a 300-bedded hospital in the district. Rs 115 crore has been earmarked for the hospital project.

Among others, Health Minister Naba Kisore Das, Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, MLA Subas Panigrahi, and Labour Minister Sushant Singh were present.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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